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Set up a Gmail spam filter out all emails with no subject and containing only a web url?

Is there a way to educate Gmail to directly delete all the received emails with no subject and containing a single line with a web url? I could not find anything conventional to achieve this goal!
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I get too much Spam

In the last 3 or 4 months I have been receiving a huge amount of Spam. Most of it goes directly to bin, and then I have to report it as Spam. I also get a few that go straight to inbox. Everyday I ...
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Lots of emails on Gmail go to spam that shouldn't and filters aren't always helping

I have a G Suite account that I use for support for an app. I use Freshdesk to handle those support emails. Emails from into gmail, then they are forwarded to Freshdesk and when I reply Freshdesk uses ...
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Gmail False positive spam even when people reply to me

Sometimes Gmail marks as spam an email I receive that is a reply to something I wrote. The reason it presents is Lots of messages from mydomain.com were identified as spam in the past. My emails are ...
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How can I configure Google Calendar so that it doesn't automatically add calendar events from emails that were classified as spam?

How can I configure Google Calendar so that it doesn't automatically add calendar events from emails that were classified as spam, while still automatically adding calendar events from non-spam emails?...
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How can I prevent spammers from following me on Pinterest?

I have a Pinterest account, which I mainly use to save personal bookmarks. I do not want to share any of my boards, in fact they are all marked as "secret". Still, every day, I get 5-10 new spam ...
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Strange Event in Google calendar

⏳ПОДТВЕРДИТЕ ПОЛУЧЕНИЕ ДЕНЕЖНОЙ ВЫПЛАТЫ. Уведомление от Центра Безопасных Электронных Платежей. Вам начислена денежная компенсация. Получите денежные средства сегодня ➡ [spam link] This is the event ...
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Gmail - filtering emails on a schedule

Is there a way to set something up as follows.. I don't want to see emails from a@email.org and b@email.org outside of typical business hours, ie. between 17:00 and 09:00, and on weekends. Wouldn't ...
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Email bombs: How can I defend a web email account against one?

Email bombs: How can I defend a web email account against one? For what reason? To save email addresses from an email bomb targeted at Office365 and Outlook.com accounts using custom domain ...
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Error while banning members. One or more members were not banned

I moderate a Google Groups which gets a lot of spam. Messages from newcomers must be moderated before they get posted. Usually I select and allow the valid messages, then select all of the others ...
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How to make sure messages from an email address never get sent to spam?

In Gmail, how can I make sure email from a company email address never gets sent to spam? A company that I want to receive emails from always gets put into spam and even though I set their email ...
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How to mark this message is not a spam? [duplicate]

I use Google inbox for Gmail. Sometimes Google think that message is spam, for example: Which prevents to see images and click links. But it's actually not spam. I don't see any button to mark ...
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Emails I send keep getting into recipient's Spam folder in Gmail

I have a personal domain and I use a mail account on it (it's not Gmail). Recently, all the emails I send (personal and business messages, not bulk) keep getting into the recipients Gmail Spam folder (...
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Create Gmail filter that checks whatever mail was classified as spam

I want to immediately delete spam mail from a specific domain. I want it to skip spam folder and be automatically deleted. I do not want to affect emails from this domain that are not marked as a ...
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How to block phishing email in Gmail?

I keep getting some unwanted email from info@displaymailbox.com at least 20 emails/day. I tried to unsubscribe but no luck in that. I tried to all the way I can't block at all. Finally, I decided to ...
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Google Search results vs. full page of spam links

I've searched for ext:PDF (filetype version) of a probably popular = commercial successful book and got full page (maybe more) of spam links - it's more than 100! How to deal with a full page of spam ...
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Facebook Messenger unspam conversation

I marked a conversation as spam by accident (wanting to press mark unread) from Facebook desktop messenger and it got removed without ANY warning from my conversation list. Any way to revert this mess?...
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When marking Facebook messages as spam do I have to deactivate my account?

When marking Facebook messages as spam do I have to deactivate my account right after I report them or if I do it within 24 hours does it still work to delete my sent messages?
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Facebook marks my website as spam

I can't share my website on Facebook anywhere. Facebook marks it as spam. The Debugger Tool also doesn't run and says that my website does not meet the community standards.I have tried reporting ...
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How do I disable the “interesting tweet” notification type on Twitter?

In the past, I would get Twitter notifications when someone liked or retweeted a tweet, or started following me. If I hadn't visited Twitter for a while after, I'd get an e-mail saying there were ...
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How do I turn off the “Turn on Facebook Notifications” popup?

Facebook recently started spamming with "See your notifications in the corner of your computer screen, even when Facebook is closed." Option "Not Now" means that the nagging returns soon. Selecting "...
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I turned my spam filter off in Gmail. How do I turn it back on?

When I search Google it only shows how to turn it off.
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A rule in Outlook Webmail for all email addresses with a certain domain suffix?

Currently, I'm being bombarded with spam emails that follow a certain format in their address: x@cars-from-xx.us (x) & (xx) = a random name, like Tom, or Jeff. The domain name is always changing, ...
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Why does Gmail send email from my server to spam?

Gmail sends email originating from my server to spam. I have only sent email to myself. rDNS is setup, SSL encryption is setup. Gmail says: It contains content that's typically used in spam ...
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Email notifications go straight into spam email folder

After setting up a Cognito form for an order process for our clients I realized that all email notifications are being sent straight to our junk folders. Whitelisting the following sender adresses ...
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Can I block incoming calls by prefix to avoid spammers?

I get a lot of spam calls to my Google Voice number. The spammer spoofs a phone number that starts with the same area code and prefix as my number. The last 4 digits are always different so blocking ...
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Blocking email address that is surrounded by quotes

How do I block repetitive scam emails to my hotmail.com email account from a source address with invalid characters in it? I am receiving constant emails many times per day that look like this: This ...
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Totally Blocking Spam To Gmail Account

I originally posted this query elsewhere but it was suggested to me that this was a more appropriate community. We use a number of Gmail accounts for emergencies (e.g. issues with in-house email ...
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Better Junk filtering for outlook.com

I am using Hotmail (which is now outlook.com) so I am using the web client. Is there any way to get better junk filtering? Like a plugin or a way to make a plugin where I can really manually analyse ...
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Can I sign up to Google Guide without having to subscribe to their mailing list?

Can I sign up to Google Guide without having to subscribe to their mailing list?
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Filtering spam / scraped / auto generated sites from Google alerts

I use Google alerts to monitor our company name online, my alerts search query is: "Company Name" OR "company.com" -site:pinterest.com Recently we have seen a ton of spam sites crawling, article ...
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How to delete all of the posts made by one user to a Facebook group? [duplicate]

I am running a Facebook group and we do not accept spam posts. Sometimes, a spammer will post 100+ status updates in just 1 minute. It is very difficult to remove all (100+) posts one by one. Is ...
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Approve a sender's email address before seeing message contents

I'm receiving abusive emails from an individual on my Gmail account. I have blocked their emails but they just keep making new email addresses (I have to turn the page multiple times to reach the end ...
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Spam despite marking it as phishing scam

I am getting emails from a phishing address supposedly from iTunes for a purchase. I'm using outlook.com. On numerous occasions I have marked it as phishing scam but it still reappears. There is a ...
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Authorization of email

We are facing a problem, that we are using our official email by using Gmail Services as shown: Our Problem is when we send an email to Multiple Users/Email IDs, they received Our mail in their Spam ...
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how can I mark an email message as “not spam” in Google Inbox?

There is a newsletter I receive that Gmail insists should go into the spam folder. How can I mark it as not spam and move it to the inbox? I know how to do it in Gmail, but not in Inbox. How can ...
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Is there any way to block spam in Google Drive?

I am getting unwanted spam in the "Shared with Me" section of my Google Drive. Is there any way to disconnect that portion of the Drive or block the spam?
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Is there a way to automatically ban an address in Gmail?

In Yahoo! Mail, in the settings section, we have an item named "banned addresses", which means that we normally don't receive email messages from that address. It doesn't go to spam, trash, etc. We ...
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Filter Gmail spam based on content not address

I have a Gmail account and a work email account which is not Gmail. My Gmail fetches my work account and places these emails under a special label. Good so far. We have a request tracker at work, ...
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How do I deal with Google Group spam pretending to be from Google group?

I have a closed google group that I administrate as the only owner. Only members are allowed to send email to this group. For purposes of this example, let's say it's called "my-group". Normal users ...
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Will emptying my spam folder in Google Mail contribute to their spam filters?

This is a follow up to Does marking an email as spam in Gmail affect the filter for everyone? In the Gmail web interface, if I go to the spam folder and clear it, this can be interpreted as a ...
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Can I limit LinkedIn requests to second degree connections?

I get a number of LinkedIn requests from people I don't know, and who don't know anyone I know (i.e. they're not a 2nd degree connection). I have no idea who these people are, and the requests feel ...
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How can I automate reporting spam on Google groups?

I'm a member of a particular Google group such as: math. I want to automate the process of clicking on a messsage, either from a certain user or having a subject line such as "books", and then ...
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How to recover a message mistakenly identified as spam by Inbox? [duplicate]

I found a non-spam message that was automatically placed in spam folder (a false positive). In the Gmail interface, I would click "Not spam" to remove the message from spam folder. But I could not ...
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Prevent Gmail telling me about an email that contains a virus or suspicious attachment?

I have a Gmail account which is set to pull in emails from an old POP3 account. For various reasons, I need to keep doing this. At least several times a day I will get the following email from "Gmail ...
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How can I report spam based only on a Gmail return address?

We just bumped into some spam on security SE. We mod nuked it, but I wanted to report the email address there. I found this, but it seems the person needs to have mailed you spam: I would like to ...
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How to block an email permanently on Outlook.com?

Why do I keep getting emails from whatever@1und1.de? I added them to my blocked senders list as seen here: But I keep receiving emails from that same sender: I'm really confused as to why this doesn'...
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Wikipedia Spam Filter Notice

I've been an occasional Wikipedia editor and user for many years. Twice recently when I tried to make a minor page edit, I received the following error: "Spam filter notice" Your edit was not saved ...
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What to do if someone keeps adding me to a Trello board without my knowledge?

I am thinking about creating a team project, but unfortunately my team members can't visit me often as they are far away from my home. So I'll be needing a secure, free, team management software, and ...
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How to permanently delete Gmail spam?

Can there be a Gmail Gadget App that permanently blocks or deletes spam? Phong mentions the following in his answer to the question How can I auto-delete some spam from Gmail? If cluttering your ...